Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is a time to honor and recognize the achievements in past generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders throughout history. During this month, we remember the lives of many through the numerous stories either told from loved ones or written down in the textbooks we read. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is about celebrating the contributions and influences made in the past that have paved the way for our future. It’s important to acknowledge and understand those who have come before us whether it’s through watching a documentary, reading a nonfiction book, or having an open discussion with friends. To learn more about the history and culture, you can also attend online panels and listen to knowledge passed down from key speakers. 

Get involved this month by signing up for online events hosted by the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, and much more. You can learn more by visiting